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6.1? Watt the hell is that?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by rich tee, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. rich tee

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    I'm looking to buy a new amp to replace my Kenwood KRV5030.
    I've read about 6.1 amps. how do they work as opposed to 5.1?

    do you need a 6.1 DVD player? if not what would the connections and set up be?

    Any answers much appreciated.
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    It just adds a central rear speaker..... i think if your player does dd/dts..... it will also deal with the 6.1 version ok. But...... dont forget 7.1 as well....

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    Cheers Buns.
     
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    AFAIK there are no 6.1 (or 7.1) DVD players. To get 6.1/7.1 you need to connect the DVD player to the amp/receiver by a digital coax or optical lead. The amp then does all the decoding and can create a surround rear signal from a 5.1 encoded disk.
    You can now buy Dolby Digital EX or DTS ES disks which are 6.1.
    On a 7.1 setup the 2 surround rear speakers are mono.

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    Thaks MarkE19

    Great advice.

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    Note there is no such format as 7.1, max. at this time is 6.1 (DTS Es Discrete) though MPEG-MC was specified as one. DTS is btw not limited to 6.1, so it could in future become 7.1 or even more.

    Thus 7.1 usually refers to the amount of speakers in your system, where usually the surround back channel of a 6.1 format is split and amplified seperately (the signal remains mono of course).
     
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    Yes, good point. Some Yamahas (e.g. DSP-AZ2) are even specced as 8.2 :eek: , though in reality this turns out to be 6.2, i.e. with only one central rear, plus 2 extra front (effects) speakers and an extra sub. Still, the 8ch Stereo mode is fantastic!! :clap:
     

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